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1st Daedo Taekwondo Invitational Championships 2013

The tournament was held on 1 December 2013 at the premises of the Singapore American School.Here is a brief report by Mr Lai Han Seng.

The 1st Daedo Taekwondo Invitational Championships 2013 was successfully staged on 1st December 2013 at the Singapore American School. The event attracted over 140 participants. What was special about this championship is that it was the first time that the Daedo Protector Scoring System (PSS) and Instant Video Review (IVR) was used for participants of the Young Junior and Junior categories.

This STF-sanctioned championships was organized by J H Kim Taekwondo Institute (Bukit Timah) and supported by the Youth Development Committee. The event was made possible with Singapore American Community Action Council (SACAC) for sponsoring the location and K&G Marketing for being the main sponsor.

It was an enlightening experience for many of the participants, as the system will only pick up impact when the electronic foot protector contacts properly on the electronic chest protector. Participants now know that kicks have to land squarely on the chest protector and contacting with the arm or forearm protector will no longer garner them points. However parents and students agree that it is a fair and transparent system. They also appreciate the opportunity given to the participants to try out the electronic system which in time to come may be implemented in local tournaments.

Besides the individual events, some of the boys were also matched up in team events, which increased the excitement in the hall as every affiliate rooted for their team.

The organizing committee would like to put on record its appreciation to officials, referees, volunteers and all for making the event a resounding success. Their hard work resulted in a well-run championships, which also received positive feedbacks.

The results of the competition are attached.

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